Events in 2021

Opening times:
13 February – 31 October 2021
10am to 5pm daily (6pm weekends in July and August)

Click to see photos of our previous events, or upload your own on Instagram using #bordehillgarden

May
7
Fri
2021
Form in Nature – Sculpture Exhibition
May 7 – Sep 30 all-day

Form in Nature – Sculpture Exhibition 2021

See the beautiful Sussex garden at Borde Hill transformed into a stunning outdoor gallery with ‘Form in Nature’, a carefully curated exhibition of sculpture, kindly sponsored by 1st Central Insurance.

More than 80 sculptures will be placed throughout the 17-acre formal garden, working in harmony with the renowned horticultural collection that has put Borde Hill on the map. The diverse display of abstract and figurative works will highlight fresh new talent, alongside some familiar names returning to be part of this celebration of art. Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke, family owner of Borde Hill, says, ‘This is the 22nd anniversary of our sculpture exhibition, and we’re delighted to support the wonderful artists and their impressive works, which celebrate creativity at a time when we all need a touch of magic.’

Will Carr’s kinetic wind sculpture ‘Fluidity’ will captivate viewers as it twists and turns in the breeze in front of the Elizabethan Mansion. Wandering further into the garden ‘rooms’, visitors will encounter ‘Greer, Guardian Angel, a striking figure by artist sculptor Ed Elliott, a work which was awarded ‘Sculpture of the Year 2020’ at the Cotswold Sculpture Park.

Exploring the Garden’s hidden spaces, visitors will stumble across exquisite stone carvings, alongside works in resin, metal and glass. Many pieces draw inspiration from the natural world, including ‘Sycamore Spin’ by Zoe Singleton, ‘Ammonite’ by Nicola Axe and ‘Falling Water’ by Richard Cresswell.

Smaller pieces will be exhibited inside the Glasshouse and Green Tree Gallery, encouraging visitors to explore every nook and cranny of the historic garden and grounds. All works will be on sale, with something to suit every taste and pocket.

The exhibition, kindly sponsored by 1st CENTRAL, will run daily from 7th May – 30th September 2021 with admission included in the standard entry price.

Admission included in standard entry price.

Kindly sponsored by:

1st Central Insurance

 

 

For more information, please contact us at sculptureandart@bordehill.co.uk

Exhibiting artists: Andrew Mckeown, Anne-Marie Moss, Antoinette Jackson, Brendon Murless, Carrieann Moore, Christine Baxter, Daniel Calderwood, David Watkinson, Ed Elliott, Gary Boulton, Jeremy Moulsdale, Jo Ansell, Jo Holt, Joshua Diment, Lesley Stepney, Liz Tiranti, Luke Dickinson, Lynda Hukins, Lynn Warren, Mel Fraser, Nicola Axe, Paul Harvey, Rachel Dein, Renee Kilburn, Richard Cresswell, Rosie Jones, Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie, Sophie Marsham, Stacey Beaumont, Steven Atkinson, Susie Hartley, Will Carr, Zoe Singleton

Jul
17
Sat
2021
Dino Detectives – Family Trail in the Parkland, age 9-12 years
Jul 17 – Sep 11 all-day

Dino Detectives… Crack the Code – Family Trail (located in the Parkland)

Do you have what it takes to become a junior paleontologist on our Dino Detective Trail in the Parkland?

Children aged 9 to 12 years can race around the lakes in the stunning Borde Hill Parkland cracking beastly difficult codes as they go. On the route, discover some fascinating dinosaur facts to win a prize. Those who crack the codes and complete the trail in the quickest time will be added to our ‘top ten times’ leader board’.  What are you waiting for? Get set, go….

Recommended age: 9-12 years

Price: £3.00 per trail to include a prize, plus admission (FREE to Members). Advance booking required.

The Dino Detective Trail takes place in the Parkland and is suitable for older children aged 9-12 years. Please note that the paths in the Parkland are not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.

The Woods of Wonder – Family Trail in the Garden/Woodland, age 3-8 years
Jul 17 – Sep 11 all-day

The Woods of Wonder – Family Trail (located in the Garden/Warren Wood)

This summer, children aged 3 to 8 years can join Warren the Flower Fairy on a magical adventure in Warren Wood. Get ready to travel to imaginary lands and meet otherworldly creatures… discover that the trees can hear, flowers can talk and strange hidden beings watch your every move. Nothing is what is seems!

Explore each mystical land, filling in the activities in the ‘Woods of Wonder’ story book. Once all the chapters have been completed, return to the ‘real’ world and collect a reward.

Recommended age: 3-8 years

Price: £3.00 per trail to include a prize, plus admission (FREE to Members). Advance booking required.

The Woods of Wonder trail takes place in Warren Wood and is suitable for children aged 3-8 years. The trail will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

Jul
27
Tue
2021
Borde Hill Summer Camps (3 days or 1 day)
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

Join Woods For Learning for a 1 day or 3 day Summer Camp, held in Stonepits Wood in the beautiful Borde Hill Parkland. Activities include:

  • Building and learning to cook on an open fire
  • Learning to identify trees and plants and examine the shape, scent, sound and surface of various trees
  • Creating dens, shelters, bridges and sculptures
  • Collecting colours from nature
  • Making art from natural products and draw and engrave using natural materials
  • Creating a woodland assault course for a squirrel
  • Hunting for mini-beasts in trees, bushes, deadwood etc.
  • Creating a bug hotel
  • Developing the ability to observe silently – to look and hear what’s happening around them

Price: £100 per child (£35 for individual days). Advance booking required.

This event is in partnership with Woods for Learning. Please visit their website for details.

Introduction to Photography Course for Children
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Introduction to Photography Course for Children

Ideal for children and teenagers 11+

A 3 hour course introducing children and teens to the joys of photography run by local photographer Alex Rickard.  The course will cover composition, colour and a little on camera settings.  The session is very practical and there will be several opportunities for the children to take their own pictures of Borde Hill Garden using techniques that they have learnt as they go along.

Tickets

£50.00 per child

Phoneography Photography Course for children
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Phoneography Photography Course for children

For children aged 9+ who would like to use their phone or iPads to learn to take better photos

A great first photography course introducing children to composition, colours and framing techniques run by local photographer Alex Rickard.  Children can use phones, iPads and iPods for this course.  We will learn to view the world with new eyes as we wander around taking lots of pictures and learning some of the fundamentals of photography as we go.

Tickets
£40.00 per child

Jul
28
Wed
2021
Sharp Shots Photo Club – Capturing Summer Sun (Kids 7-11 years)
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Capturing Summer Sun  (Kids 7 to 11 year olds)

This workshop will focus on capturing the summer sun through our camera lenses. Students will learn how their camera makes a photograph enabling them to take great close ups of Borde Hill’s amazing flowers and sculptures and sharp wildlife images of the bees and butterflies.

We will spend the entire workshop outdoors in the beautiful grounds capturing summer through our lenses together. We’ll find brightly coloured flowers to photograph, learning how to blur our backgrounds, and take show stopping action shots the birds & bugs in the park. Our students will put to use their new knowledge, using their camera settings and composition tips to create fun summer images to show off at home.

Tickets
£39.00 (there is an additional charge of £8 for the use of a camera)
Pre-booking required

Sharp Shots Photo Club – Capturing Summer Sun (Teens)
Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Capturing Summer Sun  (Teens)

This course will focus on capturing the essence of summer.

Students will learn how their aperture, shutter speed and ISO affect their images and make great photos. We will teach our students how to use their camera settings creatively, making wonderful images of the summer through their viewfinders. We will work with aperture to blur the backgrounds behind the summer blossoms and shutter speed to capture the wildlife in the gardens of Borde Hill. We’ll look at famous photographers images together, discussing composition and how we can apply the same ideas in our own photographs.

The entire workshop will be outdoors using our new knowledge to take stunning colourful shots representing summer at its best!

Tickets
£45.00 (there is an additional charge of £8 for the use of a camera)
Pre-booking required

Jul
29
Thu
2021
Introduction to Photography Course for Children
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Introduction to Photography Course for Children

Ideal for children and teenagers 11+

A 3 hour course introducing children and teens to the joys of photography run by local photographer Alex Rickard.  The course will cover composition, colour and a little on camera settings.  The session is very practical and there will be several opportunities for the children to take their own pictures of Borde Hill Garden using techniques that they have learnt as they go along.

Tickets
£50.00 per child

Intermediate Photography Course for Children
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Intermediate Photography Course for Children

For teens who have completed Alex’s Introduction to Photography Course

A 3 hour course following on from the techniques learnt in Alex Rickard’s Introduction to Photography course.  We’ll get more technical and delve further into camera settings.  Ideal for teens taking Photography GCSE.

Tickets
£50.00 per child

Jul
30
Fri
2021
Funday Friday in the Parkland: Rafts & Crafts
Jul 30 @ 10:45 am – 4:15 pm
Funday Friday in the Parkland: Rafts & Crafts

Funday Friday in the Parkland: Rafts & Crafts

Break out the hats and the sun cream and join in with our Funday Friday activities in the Parkland.  We’ve got lots of exciting new events for the whole family, so join us for some fun-filled adventures in a beautiful Parkland setting:

1 hour pre-bookable sessions at 10.45am, 12noon, 2pm and 3.15pm

During this one-hour session held in the beautiful Borde Hill Parkland, children can build a miniature raft using twigs and leaves before letting it set sail. Will yours successfully float away? The ticket price includes a hot dog cooked over a campfire.

Recommended age: 6+

Price: £5.00 per child (including Members), plus admission. Advance booking required.

Booking Information

Catering: ticket price includes a hot dog made from a Bangers Galore sausage cooked over a campfire. Please advise of any dietary requirements by emailing bookings@bordehill.co.uk including your booking reference number.

Please bring a named and reusable water bottle for your children.

Other: Photographs may be taken during this event and used for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be included in the photographs or have any questions, please alert a member of staff on arrival.

This event is in partnership with Woods for Learning

Aug
3
Tue
2021
Borde Hill Summer Camps (3 days or 1 day)
Aug 3 – Aug 5 all-day

Join Woods For Learning for a 1 day or 3 day Summer Camp, held in Stonepits Wood in the beautiful Borde Hill Parkland. Activities include:

  • Building and learning to cook on an open fire
  • Learning to identify trees and plants and examine the shape, scent, sound and surface of various trees
  • Creating dens, shelters, bridges and sculptures
  • Collecting colours from nature
  • Making art from natural products and draw and engrave using natural materials
  • Creating a woodland assault course for a squirrel
  • Hunting for mini-beasts in trees, bushes, deadwood etc.
  • Creating a bug hotel
  • Developing the ability to observe silently – to look and hear what’s happening around them

Price: £100 per child (£35 for individual days). Advance booking required.

This event is in partnership with Woods for Learning. Please visit their website for details.

Aug
6
Fri
2021
Funday Friday in the Parkland: Circus Skills
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:15 pm

Funday Friday in the Parkland: Circus Skills

Break out the hats and the sun cream and join in with our Funday Friday activities in the Parkland.  We’ve got lots of exciting new events for the whole family, so join us for some fun-filled adventures in a beautiful Parkland setting:

30 minute pre-bookable sessions at 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 13.15pm, 2pm and 2.45pm

Roll up! Roll up! Come and try your hand at circus skills in these family-friendly 30-minute sessions in the Parkland.

Have a go under the supervision of a circus skills instructor at diabolo, juggling, poi spinning, hooping, plate spinning and tightrope walking. Includes a mini demo by the instructor for you to get to grips with the equipment and then the rest of the session to work on practising your circus skills!

Recommended age: 3+

Price: £5.00 per child (including Members), plus admission. Advance booking required.

Booking Information

Catering: Mack’s Ice Cream Van in the Parkland, The Gardeners’ Retreat Café in the Garden, picnics also welcome.

Please bring a named and reusable water bottle for your children.

Other: Photographs may be taken during this event and used for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be included in the photographs or have any questions, please alert a member of staff on arrival.

This event is in partnership with Circus Brighton

Aug
7
Sat
2021
‘Wilderness Camp’ – Family Bushcraft Experience
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Switch off from technology and make the most of being outdoors this summer by joining ‘Wilderness Camp’, a bushcraft experience for the whole family held in the beautiful woodland at Borde Hill.

Try your hand at den building, lighting fires, cooking marshmallows on a stick and outdoor games.

This 5 hour workshop, aimed at both parents and children aims to provide an introduction to traditional bushcraft skills and guarantees fun throughout!

Bushcraft encompasses a range of skills based on primitive ways of living. It can help us harness the benefits of nature whilst reconnecting us to the natural world.

More details

Tickets (including Friends):
Child – £15.00 (5-16 years)
Adult – £40.00
Family of 4 people – £100

Tickets include entry to the Garden

Suitable for children aged 5+ (under 5’s free).
All children to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Advance booking required. Tickets are non-refundable.

Duration: Wilderness Camp will run from 10am-3pm, but participants need to arrive at 9.30am
What to wear: dress for the weather and wear old clothes and suitable footwear. Bring a ground blanket and a waterproof jacket if it’s raining.
Food: hot drinks and marshmallows will be provided, but please bring a picnic including something to cook over the campfire (sausages or corn cob). Please bring cold drinks to stay hydrated.

Please follow the government guidelines for hygiene and bring personal hand sanitisers. This event follows the government venue group gatherings Covid-19 Secure guidelines.

‘Wilderness Camp’ is run by Wooducation. Wooducation’s mission is to connect people with nature, the outdoors and promote wellbeing. Bushcraft, parties, team building and educational days.

Aug
13
Fri
2021
Funday Friday in the Parkland: Woodland Stories & Craft Adventure
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Funday Friday in the Parkland: Woodland Stories & Craft Adventure

Break out the hats and the sun cream and join in with our Funday Friday activities in the Parkland.  We’ve got lots of exciting new events for the whole family, so join us for some fun-filled adventures in a beautiful Parkland setting:

1 hour pre-bookable sessions at 11.00am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm and 3pm

Join Lucy from Limepalm Drama Clubs for an hour of wonderful Woodland Storytelling. Inspired by the books of Jeanne Willis (The King of Tiny Things and Bog Baby), your children will enjoy animated storytelling, games and activities, finishing with a craft activity. Open to children aged 3+. Dressing up always encouraged!

Limepalm Drama Clubs deliver fun, creative drama sessions for young people, aiming to help children build self-confidence, communication skills and meet other children in a safe, yet informal environment

Recommended age: 3+

Price: £5.00 per child (including Members), plus admission. Advance booking required.

Booking Information

Catering: Mack’s Ice Cream Van in the Parkland, The Gardeners’ Retreat Café in the Garden, picnics also welcome.

Please bring a named and reusable water bottle for your children.

Other: Photographs may be taken during this event and used for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be included in the photographs or have any questions, please alert a member of staff on arrival.

This event is in partnership with Limepalm Productions

Children’s Outdoor Theatre: Mr Stink (FULLY BOOKED)
Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This event is now fully booked

David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink is coming to Borde Hill Garden with an open air theatre production staged by Heartbreak Productions.

Description:
You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink.

One perfectly normal afternoon in an average English town two restless souls unite on a park bench – one of them the lonely 12 year old Chloe Crumb and the other an incredibly smelly homeless man. Oh, and let’s not forget his loyal dog, the Duchess. Chloe’s curiosity and kindness pave the way for this extraordinary and rewarding friendship that takes them to the heady heights of live television and Downing Street via a garden shed.

Pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather. Packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment.

Performed on the South Lawn against the backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House, Heartbreak Productions’ version of this popular children’s book is suitable for children aged 7+.

Refreshments will be available throughout the performance.
Running time: 2 hours

FULLY BOOKED

Tickets: Adults: £12, Children: £10 (3-16 years old), Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): £39

Includes entry to the Garden and Adventure Playground from 3.00pm (if arriving before 3.00pm, normal Garden admission charges apply). Access to the performance area from 5.00pm. Performance begins at 5.30pm and finishes at 7.30pm. There will be a 15 minute interval.

Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only
Age 7+

We are unable to offer refunds for this production

Aug
15
Sun
2021
Music in the Garden
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Music in the Garden

Live Music in the Garden – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back and let the music wash over you…

Diary (1-3pm, unless otherwise stated):

4 July: The Black Cat Ceilidh Band – traditional Irish folk music including uptempo jigs, reels and polkas played on fiddles, flutes, whistles, accordion, guitar, bodhran and bagpipes.

18 July: The Grand Central Trio – great swing classics, grooving latin tunes and cool pop arrangements… perfect for a summer’s afternoon. 1-2.45pm

15 Aug: Molly Scott sings The Great Female Song Book – Grease the Musical star, Molly Scott brings you an array of the most iconic songs of all time from some of the greatest female artists. From Dolly Parton to Amy Winehouse, Judy Garland and Joni Mitchell, Molly offers a musical treat for all the family to enjoy.

29 Aug: Three Penny Piece – vocal trio inspired by the close 3 part harmonies of the Andrews Sisters, reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s.

5 Sept: Miss Jones – vintage style vocalist & multi-instrumentalist playing the very best rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country and jazz 12-2.00pm, as part of the Harley Bikes & Brews event.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome. Bring a picnic blanket, deck chairs and a sun umbrella!

Tickets
Included in Garden admission (FREE to Members)
Advance booking required

Clockwise L-R: The Black Cat Ceilidh Band, The Grand Central Trio, Molly Scott, Three Penny Piece, Miss Jones
Aug
20
Fri
2021
Funday Friday in the Parkland: Magic Shows
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Funday Friday in the Parkland: Magic Shows

Break out the hats and the sun cream and join in with our Funday Friday activities in the Parkland.  We’ve got lots of exciting new events for the whole family, so join us for some fun-filled adventures in a beautiful Parkland setting:

45 minute pre-bookable sessions at 11am, 12noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Join us for this fun, interactive family magic show in the Parkland! Perfect for ages 3-8 years old. We’ll need your help to make the magic work, so come prepared with your magic words as there’ll be lots of opportunities for audience participation!

A mixture of comedy and magic, with a sprinkle of silliness thrown in. Fun for the whole family!

Recommended age: 3-8 years

Price: £5.00 per child (including Members), plus admission. Advance booking required.

Booking Information

Catering: Mack’s Ice Cream Van in the Parkland, The Gardeners’ Retreat Café in the Garden, picnics also welcome.

Please bring a named and reusable water bottle for your children.

Other: Photographs may be taken during this event and used for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be included in the photographs or have any questions, please alert a member of staff on arrival.

This event is in partnership with Brighton Circus

Music & Movie Night – Rocketman
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:45 pm

A summer evening of live music and movie magic under the stars

Enjoy exclusive access to the Garden from 6pm, followed by live music and open air cinema on the South Lawn, set against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion. A selection of pop-up food stalls include drinks, ice-creams and pre-bookable Sourdough Pizzas – all you need for a great night out.

Don’t forget to bring a deckchair, or book a Premium Ticket which includes a deckchair and blanket ready for you at the front of the screening area.

The Music:
Miss Jones at the movies, featuring Rufus Quickenden – 7.00pm
The evening kicks off with live music from the talented Miss Jones and Rufus, taking us on a nostalgic journey of classic film soundtracks from Bond’s Goldfinger to Dirty Dancing. Miss Jones is a vintage-style singer and multi-instrumentalist and is collaborating with pianist Rufus Quickenden this summer to bring film soundtracks to life as part of Borde Hill’s Music & Movie Night.

The Movie: Rocketman (15) – starts at 8.45pm, run time 2 hrs
Join us for the incredible hit movie Rocketman. An epic musical fantasy, this multi-award-winning tale follows the fantastical journey of transformation of shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. The BAFTA-winning Taron Egerton is incredible as the world-famous music star, and the songs and stunning visuals lift the story into the stratosphere!

Tickets (advance booking required)
Adult: £20.00
Child: £12.50 (the film is not suitable for anyone younger than 15 years)
Premium: £25.00 (includes a deckchair and blanket at the front of the screening area)

  • Entry: to the South Lawn where the event is taking place is via Reception located at the top of the drive. The gates open at 6.00pm. The live music begins at 7.00pm and the film at 8.45pm, finishing at 10.45pm (timings are approximate and subject to weather conditions on the night).
  • Tickets: Please bring a printout of your booking confirmation, receipt or e-ticket(s) with you, or show it on your phone on arrival.
  • Parking: Please park your car in the visitor car park. The event will take place on the South Lawn, which is approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight. Disabled bays are available in the visitor car park.
  • Food and Drink: A selection of barista coffee, loose lead tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area. There will also be a selection of pop-up food vans (to be confirmed) and guests are welcome to bring picnics. Normal licensing rules apply, no alcohol to be drunk by or supplied to under 18s. Please do not bring glasses or glass bottles to the event, only plastic and cans.
  • Premium Seats: If you have booked a Premium Deckchair Seat, this will be located at the front of the screening area right up until the start of the film. You will be given a blanket to use for the evening. Please leave this on your seat at the end of the show.
  • General Entry Seats: Please remember to bring your own picnic rug, beanbag, low-backed camping chair or deckchair to the screening. Rugs and beanbags will be located near the front, with camping chairs and deckchairs behind, so that everyone gets a good view. Guests arriving with high-backed chairs may be asked to sit at the sides or rear.
  • Toilets: Toilets, to include an accessible toilet, located at the Reception building and the Biomass building.
  • Other Useful Info: please bring practical, warm clothes and footwear, plus blankets to keep warm. Please respect the venue and take your litter home.
  • Weather: screenings proceed in all weathers, including rain, screenings are only stopped or postponed if the weather is deemed to be making the event unsafe. No umbrellas are allowed in the screening area once the film begins. In the event of needing to postpone or cancel a screening (due to prolonged, heavy rain, high winds or thunderstorms), we’ll e-mail all customers and post on social media. Please look out for this information on the day of the screening if the weather is looking dodgy!
  • Terms and Conditions: management reserve the right to refuse entry. Customers are requested to respect their fellow audience members by not making unnecessary noise or disturbing those around them during the screening. Usual film certification rules apply. Smoking and vaping is not permitted in the Garden.
  • Directions: Car – Borde Hill is 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath off Borde Hill Lane, (SatNav RH16 1XP). Rail – the nearest train station is in Haywards Heath Taxi transfers are available from the station

Wood-fired Sourdough Pizza
Pre-order in advance so that your Pizza is ready for collection on the night. SOPI is a Sussex-based, family-run mobile pizzeria serving wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. Their handmade, hand-shaped pizzas are stretched to between 11 and 12 inches before being cooked in a specialist wood-fired oven at 450°C. This is what gives the bases their distinctive charring and light texture. SOPI use a combination of high-quality Italian and local ingredients and keep the toppings simple, honouring the classics.

Photographed by Emma Croman

Click here for details of our second Music & Movie night on Saturday 21 August when we will screen The Greatest Showman

Aug
21
Sat
2021
Music & Movie Night – The Greatest Showman
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Music & Movie Night - The Greatest Showman

A summer evening of live music and movie magic under the stars

Enjoy exclusive access to the Garden from 6pm, followed by live music and open air cinema on the South Lawn, set against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion. A selection of pop-up food stalls include drinks, ice-creams and pre-bookable Sourdough Pizzas – all you need for a great night out.

Don’t forget to bring a deckchair, or book a Premium Ticket which includes a deckchair and blanket ready for you at the front of the screening area.

The Music:
Jordan Langford – Master of the Musicals – 7.00pm
Join talented West End Star, Jordan Langford as he takes you on a masterful musical theatre journey which includes hits from Phantom, Les Mis, My Fair Lady and Top Hat. This collection of musical treats will certainly get you in the mood for a night at the movies.

The Movie: The Greatest Showman (PG) – starts at 8.45pm, run time 1hr 45mins
Roll up, roll up for the ultimate open-air cinema favourite, The Greatest Showman. Get ready to experience the dazzling sights and sounds of the fantastic family musical on our outdoor big screen, and sing along to all those huge hits, including ‘The Greatest Show’, ‘Never Enough’, ‘Re-write The Stars’, ‘From Now On’ and of course ‘This Is Me’. A perfect film to enjoy under a moonlit sky.

Tickets (advance booking required)
Adult: £20.00
Child: £12.50
Premium: £25.00 (includes a deckchair and blanket at the front of the screening area)

  • Entry: to the South Lawn where the event is taking place is via Reception located at the top of the drive. The gates open at 6.00pm. The live music begins at 7.00pm and the film at 8.45pm, finishing at 10.30pm (timings are approximate and subject to weather conditions on the night).
  • Tickets: Please bring a printout of your booking confirmation, receipt or e-ticket(s) with you, or show it on your phone on arrival.
  • Parking: Please park your car in the visitor car park. The event will take place on the South Lawn, which is approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight. Disabled bays are available in the visitor car park.
  • Food and Drink: A selection of barista coffee, loose lead tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area. There will also be a selection of pop-up food vans (to be confirmed) and guests are welcome to bring picnics. Normal licensing rules apply, no alcohol to be drunk by or supplied to under 18s. Please do not bring glasses or glass bottles to the event, only plastic and cans.
  • Premium Seats: If you have booked a Premium Deckchair Seat, this will be located at the front of the screening area right up until the start of the film. You will be given a blanket to use for the evening. Please leave this on your seat at the end of the show.
  • General Entry Seats: Please remember to bring your own picnic rug, beanbag, low-backed camping chair or deckchair to the screening. Rugs and beanbags will be located near the front, with camping chairs and deckchairs behind, so that everyone gets a good view. Guests arriving with high-backed chairs may be asked to sit at the sides or rear.
  • Toilets: Toilets, to include an accessible toilet, located at the Reception building and the Biomass building.
  • Other Useful Info: please bring practical, warm clothes and footwear, plus blankets to keep warm. Please respect the venue and take your litter home.
  • Weather: screenings proceed in all weathers, including rain, screenings are only stopped or postponed if the weather is deemed to be making the event unsafe. No umbrellas are allowed in the screening area once the film begins. In the event of needing to postpone or cancel a screening (due to prolonged, heavy rain, high winds or thunderstorms), we’ll e-mail all customers and post on social media. Please look out for this information on the day of the screening if the weather is looking dodgy!
  • Terms and Conditions: management reserve the right to refuse entry. Customers are requested to respect their fellow audience members by not making unnecessary noise or disturbing those around them during the screening. Usual film certification rules apply. Smoking and vaping is not permitted in the Garden.
  • Directions: Car – Borde Hill is 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath off Borde Hill Lane, (SatNav RH16 1XP). Rail – the nearest train station is in Haywards Heath Taxi transfers are available from the station
West End Star Jordan Langford

Wood-fired Sourdough Pizza
Pre-order in advance so that your Pizza is ready for collection on the night. SOPI is a Sussex-based, family-run mobile pizzeria serving wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. Their handmade, hand-shaped pizzas are stretched to between 11 and 12 inches before being cooked in a specialist wood-fired oven at 450°C. This is what gives the bases their distinctive charring and light texture. SOPI use a combination of high-quality Italian and local ingredients and keep the toppings simple, honouring the classics.

Photographed by Emma Croman

Click here for details of our first Music & Movie night on Friday 20 August when we will screen Rocketman

Aug
22
Sun
2021
‘Little Buds’ Family Gardening Club: FLOWER PRINTS
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
‘Little Buds’ Family Gardening Club: FLOWER PRINTS

Little Buds’ is our family friendly Gardening Club, designed to get green-fingered little ones aged 3-8 years outdoors and enjoying nature in the beautiful grounds at Borde Hill. The club concept is simple – to inspire children and their families to learn more about gardening, grow your own (GYO) and how to look after wildlife. What could be more important than developing skills that will last a lifetime and promote the benefits of healthy eating and natural living?

Join Suzanne Mark from Treehoppers Forest Kindergarten at Borde Hill, and Paulina Hechenleitner, a horticulturist and plant scientist who trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh and Kew, who will lead the group in a range of fun and engaging gardening and nature-themed activities. Children will be able to plant, play and get creative, and parents can take-home tips for their own garden.

The sessions include hands-on gardening, vegetable growing and inspiring craft activities that will vary according to the season. Children will be able to take home planted seeds, bulbs and their own crafts: experiences designed to inspire and educate.

Session 2 FLOWER PRINTS
The session will start with a celebration of the summer flowering plants at Borde Hill. We will create unique and colourful designs with natural dyes, using Hapa Zome. We will also have the opportunity to learn how to pot up plug plants that have been grown in modular trays or pots at Borde Hill.

Tickets
Children (3-8yrs): £9.50 (Non-Members), £8.00 (Members)
Parents/Guardians: FREE

Ticket price includes FREE child admission to the Garden on that day (adults to pay)

Little Buds Gardening Club will take place at the Treehoppers site within Cuckoo Corner. Please follow the signs from the Garden entrance.

Aug
27
Fri
2021
Funday Friday in the Parkland: Bubblemania
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Funday Friday in the Parkland: Bubblemania

Break out the hats and the sun cream and join in with our Funday Friday activities in the Parkland.  We’ve got lots of exciting new events for the whole family, so join us for some fun-filled adventures in a beautiful Parkland setting:

30 minute pre-bookable sessions at 11.00am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 2.45pm and 3.30pm

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere! Big ones, small ones, long ones, square ones. Don’t believe us? Then come and see for yourselves! These family-friendly bubble sessions contain a mini bubble show, where you’ll learn some tips and tricks about the art of bubbleology, followed by a freeplay session where you can have a go at making your own bubbles of all different sizes.

Recommended age: any (children under 3 will still need a valid Bubblemania ticket)

Price: £5.00 per child (including Members), plus admission. Advance booking required.

Booking Information

Catering: Mack’s Ice Cream Van in the Parkland, The Gardeners’ Retreat Café in the Garden, picnics also welcome.

Please bring a named and reusable water bottle for your children.

Other: Photographs may be taken during this event and used for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be included in the photographs or have any questions, please alert a member of staff on arrival.

This event is in partnership with Brighton Circus

Aug
29
Sun
2021
Music in the Garden
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Music in the Garden

Live Music in the Garden – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Bring a picnic and relax with the family in a beautiful garden setting, whilst serenaded by a different musical act each Sunday. Kick back and let the music wash over you…

Diary (1-3pm, unless otherwise stated):

4 July: The Black Cat Ceilidh Band – traditional Irish folk music including uptempo jigs, reels and polkas played on fiddles, flutes, whistles, accordion, guitar, bodhran and bagpipes.

18 July: The Grand Central Trio – great swing classics, grooving latin tunes and cool pop arrangements… perfect for a summer’s afternoon. 1-2.45pm

15 Aug: Molly Scott sings The Great Female Song Book – Grease the Musical star, Molly Scott brings you an array of the most iconic songs of all time from some of the greatest female artists. From Dolly Parton to Amy Winehouse, Judy Garland and Joni Mitchell, Molly offers a musical treat for all the family to enjoy.

29 Aug: Three Penny Piece – vocal trio inspired by the close 3 part harmonies of the Andrews Sisters, reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s.

5 Sept: Miss Jones – vintage style vocalist & multi-instrumentalist playing the very best rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country and jazz 12-2.00pm, as part of the Harley Bikes & Brews event.

The Gardener’s Retreat café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome. Bring a picnic blanket, deck chairs and a sun umbrella!

Tickets
Included in Garden admission (FREE to Members)
Advance booking required

Clockwise L-R: The Black Cat Ceilidh Band, The Grand Central Trio, Molly Scott, Three Penny Piece, Miss Jones
Sep
5
Sun
2021
Harley Davidson Bikes & Brews
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Enjoy the unforgettable sights and sounds of Harley-Davidson bikes visiting Borde Hill Garden from the 1066 Chapter.

Featuring live music between 12-2pm, plus a barbecue and local ales available to purchase.

Included in Garden admission (FREE to Friends)

Sep
11
Sat
2021
Workshop: The Power of Plants – Aromatherapy for Health & Wellbeing
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Power of Plants – Aromatherapy for Health & Wellbeing.

Discover the power of organic essential oils and their positive effects on our health and wellbeing.

Make your own unique and completely natural roll-on aromatherapy blend to take home, using the finest quality organic essential oils.

During this workshop you will be introduced to a range of high quality, organic essential oils, experience their incredible scents and discover their effects on health and wellbeing. We will look at the origins of the aromatic ingredients and how they are made into essential oils, giving you an understanding of how precious and potent they can be. You will feel confident to design and make your own unique aromatherapy oil blend, to support your personal needs.

This workshop includes a short walk through the Garden covering how the aromatic plants were used in Tudor times, with specific reference to the physician from Borde Hill who treated Henry VIII.

Everything will be provided for you, although you may want to bring your own pen and notebook.

No experience necessary, open to all.

Workshop run by Laura Hoy – Clinical Aromatherapist & Essential Oil Consultant www.essentialoilsandyou.co.uk

Tickets
£45.00 (including Garden admission until 5pm)
Advance booking required

The workshop will take place inside the Africa Greenhouse

Sundown Yoga Session – Finding Freedom & Joy
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sundown Yoga Session- Finding Freedom & Joy with Calli Popham

This will be an uplifting, playful and energising yoga session, with a focus on harnessing the energy of the summer to carry us through into the Autumn months.

Suitable for all levels, the class will encourage you to explore, enquire and to marvel at the way in which we are intimately intertwined with nature and the changing of the seasons.

We will close with a long, deep meditative rest, to release and integrate, ready to come together to enjoy a freshly prepared mocktail and healthy snacks, as the sun sets over the gardens.

This one hour outdoor session will take place on the South Lawn after the Garden closes for the day.

Prior experience is not required; beginners welcome. Yoga mats will be provided.

Calli is a Senior Yoga Teacher, who teaches a fluid, playful and embodied yoga style,  focusing on bringing you home to yourself on every layer. She is passionate about yoga being accessible for everybody and believes that no one alignment fits all, encouraging students to enquire and move from a place of playful exploration.

Photographs may be taken during this event and used for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be included in the photographs or have any questions, please speak to a member of staff on arrival.

Tickets
£20.00 (including Garden admission prior to the session, a freshly prepared mocktail and healthy snacks)

Advance booking required

Sep
12
Sun
2021
Specialist Plant Fair
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Plant Fairs Roadshow returns to Borde Hill Garden with a wide range of locally grown, garden-worthy and unusual plants to inspire keen gardeners.

The Plant Fairs Roadshow is a collective of specialist nurseries who will be setting up their stalls on the South Lawn in front of the Elizabethan Mansion House to provide a mouth-watering range of interesting, rare and unusual plants for plant hungry gardeners. This is a great opportunity to buy direct from the growers and to get free advice from the resident ‘Plant Doctor’.

Nurseries:

To be confirmed

Tickets 
Included in Garden entry (FREE to Friends of Borde Hill)

Historic Houses Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event
Gardeners’ World 2For1 or other discount vouchers are not valid

Oct
2
Sat
2021
‘A Wild Escape’ – Wellbeing Day
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

‘A Wild Escape’ – wellbeing day for adults focused on connecting with nature

In this 5 hour workshop you will immerse yourself in Borde Hill’s beautiful Warren Wood, using your senses to connect with nature and experience the health and wellbeing benefits that woodland can provide.

Spend some time forest bathing in a tree hammock, build a woodland shelter to sit and drink a cup of nettle tea made in a storm kettle. Learn how to light a fire using natural materials and cook a wild lunch. Experience nature through your senses and express yourself through art or poetry exercises.

A real restorative experience!

The outdoors offers unique sensory experiences for the chance to regain balance and escape from the pressures of everyday life. Woodlands are natural havens to escape and provide restorative environments, with sounds, sights and smells stimulating all the senses. Research has shown that people are more relaxed in outdoor environments.

Bushcraft encompasses a range of skills based on primitive ways of living which can help us to harness the benefits of nature and allows us to live with and become attuned to the natural world.

More details

Tickets (including Friends):
Adult – £40.00 (including entry to the Garden)
Advance booking required. Tickets are non-refundable.

Duration: ‘A Wild Escape’ will run from 10am-3pm, but participants need to arrive at 9.30am
What to wear: dress for the weather and wear old clothes and suitable footwear. Bring a ground blanket and a waterproof jacket if it’s raining.
Food: hot drinks and marshmallows will be provided, but please bring a picnic including something to cook over the campfire (sausages or corn cob). Please bring cold drinks to stay hydrated.

Please follow the government guidelines for hygiene and bring personal hand sanitisers. This event follows the government venue group gatherings Covid-19 Secure guidelines.

‘A Wild Escape’ is run by Wooducation. Wooducation’s mission is to connect people with nature, the outdoors and promote wellbeing. Bushcraft, parties, team building and educational days.

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